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Counting the Cost of Long Term Travel

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen Six months ago, this quote was a pretty good encapsulation of Justin’s and my understanding of what it meant to pack our lives into backpacks and embark on our long term travel adventure. And while I wouldn’t say the […]

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Smartphone Favorite Travel Apps

6 Travel Apps You Need Before Going Abroad

In today’s mobile world, a smartphone is one of the most powerful tools in the world traveler’s arsenal. From booking inexpensive flights, to finding the correct way to ask “is this chicken?” in foreign restaurants, these travel apps (all available for both iPhone and Android) will help make planning and enjoying any adventure just a little bit […]

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Packing Smart Uncontained Life Travel

The Do’s and Don’ts of Packing for Southeast Asia

One of the most difficult dilemmas when traveling to Southeast Asia for the first time is sorting through advice about what belongs on your packing list. Some bloggers paint a pretty dire picture of the region with their epic descriptions of “necessary” gear (think the modern-day version of what the settlers would have packed when setting […]

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